Stride and Stretch was founded in 2014 to inspire people to get outdoors, connect with nature and practice yoga. Stride and Stretch provides experiences to assist with that process. Nature does most of the work, but with a little help from our instructors, Stride and Stretch has become a phenomenon in the Guelph, Ontario area enabling people to connect with a community of like-minded people.
Hiking for cardio & strength and yoga for power & grace. Yoga helps regular hikers become more limber, mindful, and aligned when they hike. Hiking offers greater lung capacity and overall-fitness. What's more, it's a form of holistic multitasking that allows you to savor nature as you deepen your yoga practice , it is also a great way to avoid injury, by stretching and lengthening muscles/tendons.
The idea is to draw upon the inspiration and beauty of nature to help others find their Prana (vital life source).
There are so many amazing trails in and around Guelph, including our proximity to the Bruce Trail (Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve).
Our weekly urban hikes are an active, fun and social way to have a cardio-based yoga experience while exploring the local trails in and around Guelph. Since 2015, Stride and Stretch has hosted more than 500 hikes and events throughout Ontario.
Stride and Stretch isn't only about hiking, you will also find us backpacking, cycling, camping, or paddling.
"Nature is Calling and we must go."
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An avid hiker, outdoors-woman, Rhonda is a "Hike Ontario" Certified Wilderness Guide & Hike Leader and Certified Yoga Instructor, she understands the importance of a positive attitude and physical activity in assisting with personal health transformations. Rhonda’s transformation began after her cancer diagnosis in 2004. A former walker turned runner, Rhonda competed in numerous 5km, 10km & 21km races, until she was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in her feet, ending her running career. In 2014, Rhonda returned to her love of nature and began inviting close friends to go on hikes with her and practice yoga.
Rhonda has facilitated numerous YogaHike retreats, including a backcounty camping adventure and is looking forward to sharing her passion for the outdoors and yoga with you.
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
65 Slivercreek Pkwy North
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